Business Start-Up / Incorporation
We provide information and advice to entrepreneurs to prepare them for success and protect them from liability. We will help you determine if you should structure your business as a proprietorship, partnership or corporation, and create an ownership structure that can reduce your tax bill. We will help you choose your business name, and advise you on how to protect it.
If you choose to incorporate, we can set up your company provincially or federally, and act as your company’s registered and records office for a low annual fee. Our corporate software ensures that your corporate records are accurate and complete. Our clients know that we are always on hand to provide advice or assistance, and that we don’t charge for finding answers to many of their questions.
We will work together with your tax advisor to reorganize and restructure your company and implement tax planning techniques to minimize taxes owing to Canada Revenue Agency.
Extra-Provincial Company Registrations
If your corporation is based in another jurisdiction but carries on business in British Columbia, you are required to register your corporation with the British Columbia Registrar of Companies and appoint an attorney and head office within British Columbia. For a low annual fee, we can act as head office and attorney for your extra-provincial corporation.
Business Sale and Purchases
If you are buying or selling a business, we will help you put together an asset purchase and share purchase. For purchasers, our due diligence will help ensure that you get what you pay for, and that you won’t be liable for the debts of the previous owner. A comprehensive purchase agreement protects you from unwanted surprises after closing. Getting advice at the beginning will save you money over time and remove many of the uncertainties that come with a new venture.
For sellers, we prepare you for the sale process and help to maximize your return by making your business attractive to purchasers. Most sale agreements contain a large number of representations and warranties which can be a minefield for an unsuspecting seller. We help you navigate the terms to ensure that you get your money, and get to keep your money.
Fast & Company Law Firm: contact our office at 604-273-6424.
We represent clients in Metro Vancouver, Richmond, Delta, Surrey and throughout the Lower Mainland.